Sunday, May 17, 2009

Reading for pleasure

It's finally time in my life to read for pleasure again. Not that I necessarily despised the scores of journal articles, text books and clinical handbooks that have been stuffing our bookshelves, but what a breath of fresh air to finally pick up a book that has nothing to do with academics!

Representing almost the extreme opposite genre, my two current reads are "Nesting: It's a Chick Thing", and "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery that Revolutionizes Home Baking", a great bread book that my Aunt Katy sent as a graduation gift. Because I have been known to post about things I've read and have found a passion for, I'll share tips from these two books as well!

Tip of the day from "Nesting: It's a Chick Thing". Before you stop reading, let me just say that this book has actually been really fun to dig into. Marcos and I will be abandoning ship at the end of July and setting up home in a new apartment all of three minutes down the street, so in mental preparation for the process of recreating our living space, I have loved reading about other people's home improvement ideas. One tip I came across that I like is, "Mix it up. Never, never one-stop-shop when decorating a room. You'll wind up with a hypercoordinated, boring space. Instead, mix high-end investments with flea market finds for a personalized 'collected over time' look".

And I can't resist: a classic note by Zsa Zsa Gabor...

" I am a marvelous housekeeper.
Every time I leave a man, I keep his house."

1 comment:

Mike and Rui said...

"Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery that Revolutionizes Home Baking" sounds like what I need! Yum!